Travelling to Lefkada

Lefkada Island is part of Ionian Islands in western Greece. The island is accessible by car from mainland which gives you a wide range of possibilities how to arrive.

By plane – nearest airports:

  1. Preveza – Aktion International Airport(30km)
    The shortest and most comfortable way – just 15km from Lefkada town. Most of the flights are charters operating between May – October.

Direct flights to Preveza are available from Heathrow, Gatwick, Manchester and Bristol in the UK; Amsterdam, Vienna, Rome, Venice, Bari, Naples, Frankfurt, Stuttgart, Hanover, Munich, Dusseldorf, Helsinki, Copenhagen, Oslo, Stockholm and Amsterdam

  1. Athens – Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport (421km)
    The best connectivity with the international airports during all year long. Low cost airlines possibilities
  2. Thessaloniki – Thessaloniki Airport Macedonia(440km)

    Second biggest airport in Greece after Athens. Good connection with international airports during the whole year

By car / bus / taxi from the nearest cities/airports:

Lefkada is specific island as it is accessible by car from Greek mainland. A small opening bridge connects the island and the mainland. It opens up every o’clock to let the yachts and small boats pass from the port to open sea – cars need to wait in queue until the bridge closes down again.

1. From Preveza to IONIAN BLUE HOTEL

1.1 By taxi

You can easily rent a car from Preveza airport or contact us for assistance. An alternative is to take a taxi – price for one way is around 80€. From Preveza follow the signs to Lefkada; take the small bridge connecting the mainland and Lefkada Island, which will bring you directly to the capital of Lefkas – Lefkada town.

1.2. By car

A 40min drive (31km) alongside the east coast will bring you to Ionian Blue Hotel at the south of the island. Follow the main road and directions to Nikiana.  Please follow the instruction of the map



From Athens you can either take a connection flight via AeganAir or Skyexpress to Preveza; or go by car/bus directly to Lefkada.

You can either hire a car in Athens or come to Lefkada by bus. The road of 421km takes about 4.5 hours and most part of it leads through a comfortable highway/motorway. The buses are comfortable and air-conditioned (Mercedes) – price is 40€ per one way ticket – see the actual pricelist. If you choose this option, you will need to get to the bus station from the airport – either by bus X93 (1 hour drive; not very comfortable – usually not air-conditionned buses) or by a taxi (30-50€ per ride).

From the bus station, take a bus to Lefkada town that operates four times a day. Tip – book your bus ticket online and save 10% of the price.



Take a connection flight Thessaloniki – Preveza by Skyexpress or go by car/bus directly to Lefkada.

Either you can rent a car in Thessaloniki and drive to Lefkada (400km) or take a bus (about 5 hours). The bus operates only once per day though. See the actual prices for bus tickets here.